Audi CEO Stadler named a suspect in diesel case; home raided
Munich prosecutors have named Rupert Stadler, CEO of Volkswagen AG’s Audi brand, a suspect in the diesel-rigging scandal after authorities on 11 June raided his home and that of a person said to be Bernd Martens, Audi’s head of purchasing, Bloomberg’s Karin Matussek and Chris Reiter report. The two executives are under investigation for fraud and falsifying public documents relating to sales of diesel cars in Europe. Stadler is the highest-ranking active official in a probe that is now focusing on upper management nearly three years after VW had admitted to rigging diesel-powered vehicles.
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For background, read the factsheet Dieselgate forces VW to embrace green mobility and the dossier BMW, Daimler, and VW vow to fight in green transport revolution.